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Author Topic: Ben Gold's summer  (Read 5101 times)

tower912

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Ben Gold's summer
« on: May 13, 2024, 03:26:27 PM »
He has been invited to try out for the New Zealand national team.

Good luck and stay healthy, young man.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2024, 03:33:39 PM »
He has been invited to try out for the New Zealand national team.

Good luck and stay healthy, young man.

It's actually winter there.
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tower912

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2024, 03:35:12 PM »
True.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2024, 03:41:52 PM »
It's actually winter there.

So much for global warming
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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 05:41:03 PM »
So he could be in the Olympics? That would be awesome.,

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2024, 05:58:58 PM »
Worst case, he'll learn a bad-ass haka or two.

tower912

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2024, 06:12:13 AM »
Extreme long shot, Ben ends up guarding Markus on a switch.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2024, 11:29:24 AM »
For anyone wondering the process, there are 24 teams that will play this summer in 4 separate tournaments for the last 4 spots in the Olympics.

Each has two group of three. Bottom teams eliminated, remaining four into single elimination.

NZ plays in Greece. Their group has Slovenia and Croatia. Other group is Greece, Egypt, Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico hosts with Italy and Bahrain. Other group is Mexico, Ivory Coast, Lithuania.

Games start July 2.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_FIBA_Men%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournaments

tower912

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2024, 06:07:59 AM »
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2024, 06:18:45 AM »
Will these games be televised?

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2024, 07:20:29 AM »
So much for global warming
This is good.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2024, 08:52:41 AM »
For anyone wondering the process, there are 24 teams that will play this summer in 4 separate tournaments for the last 4 spots in the Olympics.

Each has two group of three. Bottom teams eliminated, remaining four into single elimination.

NZ plays in Greece. Their group has Slovenia and Croatia. Other group is Greece, Egypt, Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico hosts with Italy and Bahrain. Other group is Mexico, Ivory Coast, Lithuania.

Games start July 2.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_FIBA_Men%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournaments

Awesome experience for Ben.  Unfortunately the Tall Blacks team is pretty weak and Slovenia with even a semi-healthy Luka is a really tough squad with a bunch of high level Euro players.  And oh yea, Giannis is in the other group of 3 with a bunch of Euroleague players.

Extreme long shot, Ben ends up guarding Markus on a switch.

Markus isn't playing for PR cause his wife is due in a few weeks.  Makes their long shot even longer, but I don't think he would be eligible for the Olympics if they made it, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2024, 09:18:40 AM »
Will these games be televised?


Probably on da Cock, hey?
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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2024, 09:44:26 AM »

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2024, 05:02:13 PM »
New Zealand beat Croatia in Athens today in their first qualifier. Nice win for them since Croatia beat Slovenia (Luka’s squad) pretty soundly yesterday.

Did not see Ben in the box score or on the team page roster however, seems as if he didn’t make the squad.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2024, 05:10:52 PM »
New Zealand beat Croatia in Athens today in their first qualifier. Nice win for them since Croatia beat Slovenia (Luka’s squad) pretty soundly yesterday.

Did not see Ben in the box score or on the team page roster however, seems as if he didn’t make the squad.

You're right he was cut - https://www.nzsportswire.com/post/tall-blacks-squad-trimmed-for-final-qualifier

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2024, 05:57:32 PM »
Hopefully he got to hang out in Athens and have a few pites before his return.

Wonder if they keep him around in case of qualification/injury and for the experience with the rest of the squad

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2024, 10:55:21 PM »
Rooting against the "Tall Blacks" so hard after this.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2024, 08:40:13 AM »
Extreme long shot, Ben ends up guarding Markus on a switch.
Markus out. Butch Lee in. ‘76 redo.

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Re: Ben Gold's summer
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2024, 10:12:23 AM »

 

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